I’m a believer in the idea that homemade food is always better than store-bought. However, I understand that there are plenty of items where it is more efficient to just purchase them. Until I tried this recipe for Keto-friendly, Low-Carb Sweet Chili Sauce, I thought that Sweet Chili Sauce (or Sweet Thai Chili Sauce) was one of those things. I figured that it would be too time-consuming and too difficult to make on my own. Consequently, since starting keto and cutting carbs, I just stopped having one of my favorite dishes: Bang Bang Shrimp. Bang Bang Shrimp includes Sweet Chili Sauce, which has sugar as the first ingredient. I love this dish with a lot of sauce so I thought that it would be best to avoid it. Little did I know, making Sweet Chili Sauce is super simple, requiring only a whisk and 20 minutes as you wait for the sauce to thicken. It also tastes just as great (if not better) than the stuff you’d buy in the market.
This Sweet Chili Sauce includes Bone Broth Collagen
One of the central ingredients in many Asian sauces (besides sugar) is cornstarch. This ingredient serves to thicken the sauce so that it’s sticky and awesome. One way that I thicken my sauces is with Bone Broth Collagen. For me, this serves two purposes: it allows me to avoid the carbs that are present in some cornstarch alternatives like Tapioca Starch and it helps me “sneak in” supplements that have benefits for my hair, skin, and nails. I’m including a Beef Flavored Bone Broth Collagen, but you can feel free to use an Unflavored Collagen Peptides if you have it.
What’s a good substitute for Bone Broth Collagen?
You can swap Bone Broth Collagen for Xanthan Gum. I used 1/2 tsp in place of Collagen.
What can you use this Sweet Chili Sauce in?
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl
- Whisk until the Bone Broth Collagen is fully incorporated. It will be lumpy at first but just keep whisking.
- Heat a sauce pan to medium heat
- Cook the sauce uncovered until it thickens (15-20 minutes)
- Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. I store this in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
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